Erich Fromm Quotes

Erich fromm was psychoanalyst who was born in Germany and passed away in Switzerland. He identified eight basic needs for humans, one being 'Relatedness' describing the need for relationships with others.

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.

In love, the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.

Immature love says, "I love you because I need you." Mature love says, "I need you because I love you."

Love is not primarily a relationship to a specific person; it is an attitude, an ordination of character which determines the relatedness of the person to the whole world as a whole, not toward one object of love.

If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.